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Posts tagged as 'summerhouse'

Summer House in Southern Burgenland by Judith Benzer Architektur; photo by Martin Weiß

A Vienna-based architect Judith Benzer has recently completed this wood-clad summerhouse located in the easternmost Austrian Land of Burgenland. Formally echoing the archetypal gabled house, the design of the detached, two-storey structure stems from that of the Kellerstöckel (wine house) typical to the Southern Burgenland region. (more…)

Summerhouse Piu by Patrick Frey Industrial Design; photo courtesy of the architects

The Seul-born Hannover-based industrial designer Patrick Frey has recently completed his first architectural project, a prefabricated single-storey summerhouse located on the outskirts of Berlin. The well-proportioned, light-filled house can be easily adapted into a holiday or weekend house, a study or even a house for year-round use. Frey, who established his studio in 2007 has collaborated on this project with the architect Björn Götte.

 

Scroll down to watch the ‘making of’ video documenting the entire assembly process of the house. (more…)

Fri 10.6.

Na Xemena House by Ramón Esteve (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 10.06.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

Na Xemena House by Ramón Esteve

The acclaimed Valencian architect and designer Ramón Esteve has realised this tranquil waterfront Na Xemena house located on the striking rocky cliffs in the northern part of Ibiza. Completed in 2003, the luxurious minimalist villa boasts a number of airy living rooms, bedrooms with en suite bathrooms as well as a swimming pool and a terrace offering spectacular views of the Balearic sea. (more…)

'Villa Mecklin' by Huttunen–Lipasti–Pakkanen Architects, photo by Marko Huttunen

Located on a small island in the impressive Archipelago Sea of Southeast Finland this decent and well camouflaged wooden summer house was designed by the Helsinki based practice Huttunen–Lipasti–Pakkanen Architects.

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'One+' by Add-A-Room

Lars Frank Nielsen architect and founder of the Danish practice ONEN Design has designed this modular architectural system for the Swedish company Add-A-Room. The houses can be ordered in different modules with specific functions and be composed according to the user’s requirements. They are prefabricated in Sweden in collaboration with mainly Scandinavian companies and with the use of local materials.

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'Skybox House' by Primus Arkitekter, photo by Tina Krogager

North of the island Zealand is traditionally the area where people from Copenhagen have a small and lo-fi summerhouse. The Copenhagen based practice Primus Arkitekter recently realised this modest 75m2 example which is characterised by the typical wooden cladding, large openings and several skylights.

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Fri 4.6.

Summerhouse Skåne by LASC studio (DK)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.06.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

Summerhouse Skåne, photo by Laura Stamer

Skåne is the beautiful countryside in the south of Sweden vis-á-vis Copenhagen. This is where the Danish architectural practice realised this conversion of an abandoned farmhouse. Jonas Labbé and Johannes Schotanus, who set up their studio in 2007, created an interior design which plays on the notion of nostalgia and shelter by combining them with very contemporary desires for space, light and nature.

Summerhouse Skåne, photo by Laura Stamer

“Houses in the area are traditionally robust and nest-like for protection in the blustery, open landscape. But while the clients were attached to the traditional style, they also wanted to enjoy the nature indoors.
The challenge of the conversion was to re-invent the elements that gave the house a sense of belonging. While elements like original windows and floors were kept, two thirds of the interior walls were torn down. The space was further opened up by inserting large window openings with hidden frames that dissolve in the existing fabric. Accordingly the fine detailing of the old windows is rather accentuated than opposed.”

Summerhouse Skåne, photo by Laura Stamer

“This strategy of reducing the elements is present in all interventions. Materials are limited to concrete, pine wood and smooth white plaster. The pale and bleached palette connects to the scenery outside and is finished off by an infusion of bright coloured surfaces, relating to conceptions of context and memory. The colours are reminiscent of the clients’ many years in China, but also of summer days spent on the nearby beach with its bright towels and kites. The colours are never boldly presented, but appear and disappear as one transitions from one space to the other.”

Summerhouse Skåne, photo by Laura Stamer

“The precise placement of the stair, windows and floors emphasize the meetings of contrasting surfaces. The result is a contemporary simulation of the narrative that old houses often seem to possess. The two-sided stove is placed in the heart of the house, elevated slightly to bring the fire closer to eye-level. The placement of the stove marks the meeting of the new concrete floor with the old wooden floor. This meeting ends precisely at the edge of a large cut-out window.”

Summerhouse Skåne, photo by Laura Stamer

“Having a restrained budget to work with, the key design strategy was to opt for an ‘immaterial luxury’. Using only inexpensive materials opened up for adding elements made on site, like a heated concrete bathroom bench, a wooden shower niche or a custom made steel bench. The result is an unpretentious summerhouse that brings the focus of luxury back to being about experience and simplicity: the direct relation to nature, splashes of bright colours or the sound of water falling on wood.”

Summerhouse Skåne, photo by Laura Stamer

to the LASC studio profile @ Architonic

Archipelago House, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

The Stockholm based Tham & Videgård Arkitekter realised this summerhouse located in the dramatic countryside of Stockholm’s outer archipelago. The building’s design is amongst others arises from the specific conditions prevailing on the island: Without any car-connections, all materials had to be brought by boat from the mainland. Therefore wood was chosen throughout the design in order to provide simplicity of construction and to minimize difficulties with heavy transportation.

Archipelago House, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

“The horizontal character of the black-stained exterior relates to the verticality of the island’s tall pines, and mirrored views of the Baltic Sea. The geometry of the plan is generated by the specifics of the site; the house sits on a flat surface between two rocky outcrops, and is oriented simultaneously towards the sun in south and towards sea views in the west. With smaller rooms placed behind, the three large social areas of the house open up to the terrace and provide an open platform, criss-crossed by sliding glass. The zigzag layout also creates a series of outside spaces which are sheltered from the island’s strong winds. As a result of the large glass panes and the prevailing conditions of light, reflections and mirror-like effects, a quality is created where nature, space and horizon all interact together. A horizontal screen diffuses sunlight and provides a variety of shadows, as well as giving the impression of a continuous space, blurring the boundary between inside and out.”

Archipelago House, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

“Standing on the plot’s only flat surface allows the foundations of this summer house to have a minimal impact on the site, preserving natural characteristics and allowing rocks to filter down to the house. The large-scale shingle panel façade consists of a framework of core-sawn pine in decreasing lengths and plywood boards, and is treated with a protective black glaze. Interior walls and ceilings consist of white painted tongue & groove panels, and the wooden floor and doors of white-oiled oak. All wardrobes, bunk-beds and shelving units were hand-made on site from solid wood, and painted white.”

Archipelago House, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

Archipelago House, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

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